Samuelson finished the 2019 Boston Marathon in 3:04:00, smashing the women's 60–64 Boston age-group record by eight minutes.
Ward ran Boston according to plan en route to a PR, but has a lot more on his marathon bucket list.
The surprise 2018 Boston Marathon podium placers return as honored elites, and wish for bad weather.
The 71-year-old, who ran a record-breaking 2:54:23 last fall, has a mind-blowing lactate threshold that lets him “settle into a hard pace and keep it going for a long time.”
Desisa, the two-time Boston champion, says on Monday he can beat the 2:05:59 he posted in November to win New York City.
After becoming training partners with Amby Burfoot, the hero of her youth, the author gets to share Boston with him on the 50th anniversary of his victory.